By Alieu Ceesay
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education ( MOBSE) in partnership with the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the African Union (AU) and the African Curriculum Association (ACA) is set to host the first continental Curriculum Conference after the global pandemic, in the Gambia from 23rd to 26th May 2022.
The theme for the third African Continental Curriculum Conference, centres on technological advances, climate change, migration, the COVID 19 pandemic and other mainstream topics.
The first and second continental educational conferences were hosted in Uganda in 2018 and in Ghana in May 2019.
Momodou Jeng- Director, Curriculum Research Evaluation and Development Directorate (CREDD) MoBSE underscored that the main theme for this year’s conference “is meant to look at education technology and curriculum alignment in the new era”.
The Director also added that “the conference would also enable participants to reflect on the miss-match between the intended curriculum, the implemented curriculum and the achieved curriculum”
The event would give chance to international experts in educational curriculum to interact with Gambian experts to share ideas for the advancement of quality education.
MoBSE’s Deputy Permanent Secretary of Finance, Mr Jerreh Sanyang said that the event is timely and should be welcome by Gambians.
“Nowadays Gambians are talking about our educational system and most importantly our curriculum. It’s an opportunity to have curriculum experts and international partners review development in The Gambia to discuss curriculum.”
It is anticipated that 52 educational experts within and beyond the African continent are expected to grace the conference.